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Solarbabies (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 26 November 1986 (USA)
In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Grock
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Terra
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Jason
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Daniel
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Metron
Claude Brooks ...
Rabbit
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Tug
Peter Kowanko ...
Gavial (as Pete Kowanko)
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Darstar
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Shandray
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The Warden
Frank Converse ...
Greentree
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Ivor
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Malice
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Dogger
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In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller skates and is quite good. It has given them a unity that transcends the attempts to bring them to heel by the government. Finding an orb of special power, they find it has unusual effects on them. They escape from the orphanage (on skates) and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free as the stormtroopers search for them and the orb. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Spectacular science-fiction/adventure on blazing skates! See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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26 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Solar Warriors  »

Box Office

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$1,579,260 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A year later jami Gertz (terra) and jason Patric (jason) would appear in the lost boys (1987) See more »

Goofs

Where did "Terra" get that book about rainstorms? And what convinced her that it's not mere "fiction?" See more »

Quotes

Jason: [alone with Bodhi] ... Hi. Do you get bored just sitting in this box?... I can't believe that I'm standing here talking to a BALL. No offense.
[the other Solarbabies come in]
Metron: So, this "Bodhi"... We still haven't figured out what it is.
Daniel: He's a WHO, not an IT.
Terra: Well, then WHO is it?
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Connections

References Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Will Set You Free
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ivory Stone
Performed by Smokey Robinson
Courtesy of Motown Records/Taj Mahal Music
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The nostalgia goggles, they do nothing!
22 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After about 20 years of having little more than vague memories of this movie rollerskating about in my head, I finally broke down and re-watched Solarbabies.

All I can say is, well, bless them for trying. It really isn't a BAD movie... it does manage to be entertaining even though it occasionally drags. The only problem is that it borrows a lot from other movies and never seems to decide on a style of its own.

Overall I didn't feel as drawn in to the story as I'd hoped, but despite the somewhat vague plot and generic characters, it was still good fun. And if nothing else, it teaches us that all we really need to set things right in the world are friendship and roller skating. And maybe a magic ball from outer space.


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